MMA community reacts to Miesha Tate’s retirement

Miesha Tate

Saturday night in New York, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate returned to the Octagon to fight Raquel Pennington, where she looked to return to the win column after losing her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Amanda Nunes earlier this year at UFC 200.

Tate lost the fight against Pennington via unanimous decision, nearly getting submitted in the first round, before getting picked apart in the remaining two rounds. Following the fight, Tate was quick to announce her retirement in her post-fight Octagon interview, in which she explained that she had thought about possibly retiring after the fight, with the outcome of the fight playing a major role in her decision to call it a career.

Miesha Tate

Immediately, the MMA community took to Twitter to react to Tate’s historic career as a pioneer in WMMA, and a UFC champion.